Hartest CE Primary School is a rural primary school welcoming children from surrounding villages.

We encourage you to visit the school with your children prior to making an application.  

Please telephone the school office 01284 830 343 in order to arrange a tour of the school with the Head of School.

You will be able to visit the classes, ask questions and get a good feel for our school!

Reception Year Applications

Children start Reception in September of the academic year in which they have their 5th birthday.  Applications must be made to Suffolk County by the closing date in January, ready for the following September.  Please apply online at: using the ‘CAF 1’ form.  The Local Authority process all applications for Reception in September 2023.  

Please click here for our  Admissions Policy 2022.2023 and  Hartest Supplementary Information Form.

Please click here for our Admissions Policy 2023.2024

Please click here for our  Proposed Admissions Policy 2024.2025 which is currently under review and consultation.


The Local Authority Admissions Team can be contacted on 0345 600 0981 if you should need further advice.  

FAQs regarding admissions can also be found here FAQ’s Admissions

Transferring from Another School

In-year applications can be submitted at any time for other year groups, and should be made using the ‘ADM1’ form, available here ADM1-application-form-2022-2023

This form should be returned to our school office via  as we process our own in-year applications.  We would also appreciate you filling in the Hartest C of E Primary School Consent Form  and Hartest Supplementary Information Form , returning them with your application.

Please click here for our Admissions Policy 2022.2023  for further information.

Admission Appeals

For more information about how to appeal if your child has not been granted a place please click here  Admission Appeals.

If you would like further clarification or a hard copy of any forms, please contact Mrs Miller at the school office 01284 830 343.